PLANNING SYSTEM

Raynsford Review, planning,

Raynsford Review: Planning reduced to “chaotic patchwork” of responsibilities

In a landmark assessment of the English planning system, former housing minister Nick Raynsford has warned that planning has been reduced to a “chaotic patchwork” of responsibilities which is not compatible with promoting the health, wellbeing and civil rights of communities.
digital technology

RTPI urges planners to embrace digital technology

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Future Cities Catapult have urged the planning profession to strongly consider more use of digital technology.
high streets

To create liveable locations, we need vibrant high streets

Martin Feakes UK Buildings Market Director at Ramboll takes a close look at the Government’s budget announcement to invest £675m into revitalising our high streets
Western Village, Ebbsfleet Garden City,

Architect appointed for Western Village in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Architecture firm PRP has been appointed as lead architect and masterplanner on The Western Village in North Kent, by joint venture development partners, Clarion Housing Group and Countryside
build out rates

Letwin report urges property diversity to boost build out rates

Sir Oliver Letwin’s report into build out rates has suggested that a new set of planning rules should be produced for sites with more than 1,500 homes to speed up property building
Wretchwick Green

Wretchwick Green JV receives planning approval

A revised planning application for Wretchwick Green in Bicester from Wates Developments and Redrow Homes has received approval from Cherwell District Council’s Planning Committee
Planning permission

Planning permission granted for more than 350,000 new homes

Planning permission was granted for more than 350,000 new homes across 20,076 sites in the year up to June 2018
Brownfield, greenfield,

Brownfield vs Greenfield construction – which is better?

During the site selection process, greenfield versus brownfield is a major decision to make. Here is a guide on the differences between brownfield and greenfield
affordable housing

Failed planning system halts affordable housing in UK’s deprived areas

The latest report from the Town and Country Planning Association has revealed that a failed planning system is delivering next to no new affordable housing in England's most deprived areas.
residential

London Green gets go-ahead for Bromley residential scheme

Residential property developer and investor, London Green, has secured planning permission on appeal to redevelop a vacant office building in the London Borough of Bromley
regeneration

Maidenhead regeneration plans given the green light

A major redevelopment site in Maidenhead has received planning approval as part of a wider plan to regenerate the town
Station Street

Nottingham’s 11 Station Street scheme given the green light

Nottingham City Council’s Planning Committee has approved one of Nottingham’s grade A office schemes, known as 11 Station Street
leisure centre

Willmott Dixon awarded £38m leisure centre in Winchester

Willmott Dixon has been awarded a £38m contract by Winchester City Council to build a new sports and leisure centre at Bar End
planning policy

Industry experts share opinions on Government planning policy

A podcast hosted by the Kings Chambers has shed light on industry opinions regarding the Government’s new planning policy

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